on 01-04-2011 13:59
I have ordered the phone from another network now, it is due to be delivered on Monday morning, as I said I am going to be on an 18 month contract with 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 1gb of internet for £25 per month, oh and the handset is free. So which ever way I look at it it still works out cheaper than O2. As I say it is a great pity because I have been very happy with O2 over the years but they have no loyalty to their long standing customers which are the words of the upgrades department not mine.
If I wanted the same deal with O2 it works out at £32 for the 600 minutes and unlimited texts plus an extra £10 per month for the 1gb internet, so that is £42 per month on a 24 month contract.
As I say it is sorted now with the other network, don't get me wrong I really would like to stay with O2 but like everyone I am not prepared to be ripped off. Another thing that annoyed me a little with O2 is that I have not been using my full allowance some months normally when I am abroad and the upgrades tried to get me to go on the simplicity tariff and keep my old phone, they did not understand that I am prepared to pay a little more per month to get what I want as from next month I will be using my mobile much much more.
Anyways never mind we will see what the new network is like, if it is no good I will cancel that contract in the 21 days they allow. But it is adios O2 from next week.
on 01-04-2011 14:45
You can have the Galaxy S free on the 600 minute 'Bonus' tariff with unlimited texts and 1gb internet for a total of £36 per month over 24 months. Doesn't sound as good as the deal you've found elsewhere, but there you go.
As always, check the t&cs of your other deal for any hidden charges, make sure their coverage is okay in your area etc and go with whichever deal offers you the best value.
on 01-04-2011 21:42
on 01-04-2011 22:20
on 02-04-2011 11:10
Now lets see three> On the iphone yes you do have to pay £69 pounds for the phone and I accept that and you dont get WIFI that I know. But for £35PPM on their one plan you get 2000 Mins yes 2000 mins, thers my lineline out the door, you get 5000 Texts, 5000 3 to 3 mins (I accept thats only of use if others are on three) and what Oh thats right use of your mobile for moda and totally unlimted data no extra charge of £6 or £10. If you have a phone or iphone then the sim only deal at £25 a month for 12 months is great. Out of budle call charges are 26 ppm if you go over the 2000 provide.
Anyone else still think 02 is great, Ive just spent a week in edinburgh half the time I had GPRS the rest EDGE, sorry do o2 have a 3g Network . I would advise others to shop aroung before renewing contract
on 02-04-2011 13:38
on 02-04-2011 14:04
O2's contract tariffs are really not competitive now though, not really sure what they're trying to do.
on 04-04-2011 21:19
My current contract should be £45pm but I pay £35pm as I got a £10pm loyalty discount back when I upgraded in Nov 2009.
I currently get the following:
- 1200 mins & 1000 texts
- Free Weekend calls
- Free Unlimited Data Bolt-On (they added this for free in error, as it "wasn't compatible with my contract" at the time?!)
- Paid £87 for the SE Satio on it's release to O2
I want to get the Xperia Arc, but they don't currently have that yet, so she said that on the basis of a free HTC Desire S I could get:
- 1100 mins & Unlimited texts
- Unlimited Weekend Calls
- Data Bolt-On of 500MB & Free Wifi
All for £37pm, which includes a discount of £7.50pm. She even offered to call me when they get the Xperia Arc in to see what they can offer. I definitely think that being a Gold customer made a difference, and as always they take into account your average bill over a set period.
With the new contract I'll lose 100 minutes, gain Unlimited texts & Wifi, but pay £2 more and no longer have Unlimited Data. I think the Data issue will vary person to person based on their usage. Most of the time I use the Wifi at home so my O2 data usage is max 200MB, but that could change.
I think they've realised that the Unlimited Data tariffs they had before aren't financially viable (enough), they will need to invest more into 3G/4G as the use of data intensive services increase. Clearly they are looking to charge more for those that use more, and no doubts OFCOM's views on call termination charges/calls abroad have had an influence on their profit margins. These changes to their contracts have been in place for best part of a month (I called them up before and one of their advisers told me changes were coming into place.. didnt realise it'd be like this!)
Apologies for the rambling, but to summate: I think O2 will lose a fair few customers as a result of the numerous people that use data services, best to use Wifi Spots when/if you can get them! I'm kind of undecided whether to stay, as I don't think I'll get as good a contract elsewhere.